Thursday, June 25, 2009

d.i.y.'s & fashion ups and downs

so i started my corsage yesterday, after buying some materials at michael's and joanne's.
first, i made this little scrunchie-like cuff out of fabric and elastic.

i knew i wanted to add some little bits of jewelry. my mom has this whole box full of old, broken jewelry!
i picked out some of the jewelry i wanted. i got the flowers at michael's--the kind that come with long stems (i cut them off). all the spring ones are on sale right now! i sewed on the flowers and hot-glued the jewelry.

tadaa! i wore it today. im thinking of making some more to sell at deelux. i have plenty of materials leftover. 

since i wanted to keep style-updates, i figured i would include justine, since she dresses so cute. she hates having her picture taken though (even though she looks good in anything!) and is probably going to be mad at me for posting these. haha.

another little d.i.y. project.
i saw leggings like this at american apparel and i loved them. they were waaay overpriced, so i bought some at forever 21 and just cut them.

(coat-h&m, everything else-deelux)
here is justine wearing my dress all cute with her boots.

here i am, wearing the same ruffly dress, holding sadie

for some reason, i didn't take pictures of my favorite outfits these past 2 weeks! most likely, i'll be wearing them again. i just have wayyy too many clothes right now; it's ridiculous. i sold a bunch of clothes at deelux today then spent all that money on clothes again! i got a cute vintage-looking cat stevens baseball shirt at deelux for $8, and some things from crossroads and buffalo exchange.

you know, it's pretty hard to keep up with fashion, if you ask me. it takes a lot of time and money to really keep up.  and because i have other things going on, sometimes it feels impossible! whenever something new comes out and i want it, it seems that i have to wait for forever 21 to copy it before i can get it myself and by then, it's dying. haha.
but all i can say is that i do my best and it's all about playing around and coming up with your own style. i also have to remind myself that i can't look great everyday! it just doesn't work like that (unless you can dedicate enough time/have a stylist or something). because i like to experiment with different things, sometimes i leave for work wearing something and by the time i get there, i decide i don't really like it and don't quite pull it off. it can be a hit or miss thing.
i'm learning that it's definitely important to have basic pieces with a nice color and shape that suit you. i tend to go for crazy prints and colors and sometimes it's better to mix these with those basic pieces. i'm also learning that it's important to be comfortable--and let me explain that: i actually wear a lot of clothes that aren't very comfortable; i hardly ever wear jeans/t-shirts/tennis shoes. i just love dressing up and sometimes part of that is giving up comfort, which i really don't mind because i find it so much fun. so i guess what i mean by my standards of comfortable, is how much you'll need to adjust something. the other day i wore this black shirt to school that kept riding up and i had to keep pulling it down. i also had on a strapless heart-shaped black undershirt underneath a white, shear button up with a bow that ties at the collar. this undershirt kept slowly creeping down and i had to pull it back up. so in this case, i don't think i really pulled the outfit off! it looked cute, but im sure it didn't look as cute being adjusted every 10 mins. haha.
so i say i'm "learning" these things but i often find myself in the same situations still. i can't seem to give up certain pieces if they're too cute. this is a constant battle for me, but it's something i'd like to work on.
im also still battling between dressing more sophisticated and dressing very froufy and young. i don't know if i will ever find a balance!

by the way, i think these shoes are adorable.
though plastic may get a little sweaty and gross it seems

(vivienne westwood for melissa shoes)


Live life Loveadubbin said...

verry cute i saw them at Nordstroms! They are really gwen-stefani-ish

Live life Loveadubbin said...

Also I love your corsage. veryy creative.